Orchestra concert features favorites, premiere of new work

The Grove City College Department of Music presents the College Orchestras’ annual Fall Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 in Ketler Auditorium in the Pew Fine Arts Center on campus.

The concert features the Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra performing favorites from Rossini, Copeland and Brahms, along with the world premiere of a work by Dr. Joseph Hasper, associate professor of Music. It is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 p.m. and parking is free.

The concert will begin with the Chamber Orchestra performing Gioachino Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and “Fantasy for Orchestra” by Lucas Richman, former resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and an accomplished composer and conductor. The Symphony Orchestra will perform Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait,” with Associate Professor of History Dr. Andrew Mitchell serving as narrator, and the fourth movement of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 68, featuring the hymn “We Are God’s People.”

The centerpiece of the Symphony Orchestra’s performance will be the premiere of Hasper’s “Ignotis Manibus,” which translates to “unseen hand.” Hasper has written for major orchestras, choirs, jazz ensembles and various other organizations throughout his career.

“I am thrilled that we can bring this new work to life and excited for our students to present a new work that was written by someone with whom they interact on a daily basis” Dr. Jeffrey Tedford ’00, conductor and chair of the College’s Department of Music, said.

For more information, contact the Music Office at Grove City College at 724-458-2084 or visit the Department of Music at www.gcc.edu/music

Orchestra concert features favorites, premiere of new work

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